Rachel Behrens UKCP
Therapy during Coronavirus:
In the light of government advice on social distancing and non-essential travel, I'm currently working by remote therapy sessions only - either by video or telephone. On booking an appointment I'll send you full details of how this works.
People often find the same problems happening again and again - even those who have been in therapy before. These patterns are rarely random and I believe that if we explore their causes, we will find the way to positive and long-lasting change.
You may not even know what is wrong, just that something doesn't feel right, and that you want to talk this through.
Working with individuals and couples, I integrate a wide range of therapies rather than work from a fixed approach. I believe that this freedom allows my clients and I the greatest opportunities for positive change.
My professional training, therapeutic and life experience means I can offer you an impartial ear, the ability to examine issues from a fresh angle and a calm, neutral, non-judgemental environment.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have been a practising counsellor and psychotherapist since 2005 and have been working in mental health issues since 1992. I have worked in the voluntary sector, NHS, higher education and now in private practice.
- Certificate in Couples Work, Metanoia Institute, London
- Certificate in Supervision, Metanoia Institute, London
- MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy, Middlesex University
- Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy, Metanoia Institute, London
- Diploma and MA in Social Work, Goldsmith's College, London
- BSc in Social Studies, University of Teesside
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Life choices - life at a crossroads, hard decisions. Questions of identity.
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I have evening appointments available.